While Saint Anselm College has been deemed a “congregate living setting” to receive the vaccine, it looks like it will not be arriving on campus by March as had been originally projected.
In polls conducted 2 weeks ago by the SAC Student Response Task Force, 52% of students said they had a “negative” overall experience this semester, with 48% saying they were having a positive experience. The same poll was conducted on November 2nd, 2020 with 72% of respondents saying they had a “Positive” experience. That is a 24% swing in the opposite direction.
As cases rise in New Hampshire colleges and universities, Saint Anselm College finds itself included in the states’ numbers.
The administration has promised, above all else, improvements in communication and transparency for the spring semester.
The twenty-two-page report paints a detailed picture of the fall 2020 semester and the effects it had on the students of Saint Anselm College.
Favazza used the forum as an opportunity to continue to project what he has attempted to do since the middle of last March: stay ready, stay calm.
While it is the College’s stated mission to ride out the storm, President Favazza personally commented to the Hilltopper that, “Given all the issues we are facing at this moment, we will have some big financial challenges for next year”.
“With a growing number of novel coronavirus cases in northern Italy, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our study-abroad program in Orvieto for this semester, cancel a planned class trip to Rome that was scheduled to depart on Friday, and strongly recommend the return of our three students who are studying this semester in Florence.” – President Favazza